Lectures, Seminars, Classes & Tours
The Thomas Balch Library offers a full range of events, including lectures by authors, seminars on genealogy and historic research, walking tours of downtown Leesburg, and other special events.
Also, be sure to check out our rotating and digital exhibits.
Other Library Events
Harvest of Secrets: A Wine Country Mystery
- Date: 12/09/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Location: Thomas Balch Library
208 W Market St
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
The Virginia wine country mysteries are set about fifty miles from Washington, D.C. in the heart of affluent horse and hunt country—a region of rolling hills, winding country lanes lined by Civil War-era stone walls, and pretty villages that can legitimately claim George Washington slept there. But among the peace and tranquility, vineyard owner Lucie Montgomery uncovers long-buried secrets that lead to murder— often family and life-long friends are suspects.. Over the years, the books have been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and the Library of Virginia People’s Choice Award. The Riesling Retribution won the 2009 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best US Wine Literature Book.
Ellen Crosby is the author of the Virginia wine country mysteries, featuring vineyard owner Lucie Montgomery; Multiple Exposure and Ghost Image, featuring international photojournalist Sophie Medina; and the stand-alone mystery Moscow Nights. Previously she worked as a freelance reporter for The Washington Post, Moscow correspondent for ABC News Radio, and as an economist at the US Senate. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and serves on the advisory committee of the Virginia Book Festival.